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Cyclists claim NZ's first medals

James Regan
New Zealand mens team pursuit at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Javid Nikpour, Wikimedia Commons

New Zealand sits sixth on the Commonwealth Games medal table after a successful night on the bike.

The men's sprint team claimed gold, beating England by just over half a second.

Two silver medals were also picked up by the women's sprint team and 4000m team pursuit.

The medals come after an embarrassing start to the night for the Kiwis after the men's team pursuit was disqualified.

Three more New Zealanders will chase medals as they compete in the weightlifting finals this afternoon.